Linda M. Weaver


Linda Weaver,72, Johnstown. Passed away April 24, 2019 at home. Born August 7, 1946 in Johnstown. Daughter of William and Alma (Rogalla) Weaver. Preceded in death by her parents, brother, Ronald and sister, Lori Sirko. Survived by sisters; Patti married to Raymond McGraw of South Carolina, Joyce Henderson of Johnstown and Becky married to Sam Speranza of Davidsville. She was a Johnstown High School and IUP graduate, where she received a bachelor's degree in criminology. Linda's extensive career included being a meter maid, first woman appointed Chief of Police in PA, patrol officer, first youth services officer, detective with juvenile bureau, and mayor, all with the City of Johnstown. During her time with the city, spanning from 1969 to 1998, she had many accomplishments and was the recipient of numerous awards. One in which she was very proud of was being appointed by the Attorney General's Task Force to Study family violence including physical and sexual abuse of children and the elderly. In 1996, CTC hired Linda as manager of security operations (national security) and retired in 2006. She served on many boards at the local and state levels, including the Women's Help Center where she served as the president. Friends will be received from 2-6 Sunday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where F.O.P. Ritual will held at 4 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, at the funeral home. Father Clarence Bridges, officiating. Entombment at Grandview Mausoleum. The family would like to thank the nursing and valet staffs at Conemaugh Cancer Center, John Murtha Cancer Center Radiation Oncology Dept. and Windber Hospice especially Kelly for the care and compassion she gave to Linda and our family. Linda was an amazing daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She will be remembered as a trailblazer, for her warmth and generosity, but mostly for her love of her family. You will be forever in our hearts.
Published on April 25, 2019
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Ron Roddy
Apr 29, 2019
I had the pleasure of working for Linda on the CTC security staff. I have to say she was by far one of the best people I have ever had. She had a very warm and kind heart. She always treated everyone and an equal. I have the utmost respect for her now and forever. I will miss you!! my condolences to her family. You lost a wonderful woman. Rest in peace Linda!! ❤️
Marilyn (Safko) & Jim Costic
Apr 29, 2019
So very sorry to see of Linda's passing. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY - Sending you all Blessings for Strength during this difficult time.
Wendy Amigh
Apr 26, 2019
Linda was my best friend. We were friends for over 60 years. I already miss talking to you on the phone every night. I don’t know what I am going to do. Becky , Joyce and Patty you were so good to her. She loved you so much. I am so glad you were there to help her especially when she became really sick. We talked about the old days and all you guys and your mom and dad and the fun times we had. I am really going to miss that. I love you all.
Love Wendy.
Dave Romesburg - Sgt (Retired)
Apr 26, 2019
Linda was such a great pioneer in law enforcement. From Meter Maid to Chief to Mayor of a third class city. She set goals and accomplished them while maintaining a friendly voice with everyone. She is already sadly missed. RIP Linda Mae!
Kim Budnick
Apr 26, 2019
May you find comfort in fond memories.
elsie hildebrand
Apr 26, 2019
i am so sorry that linda weaver died my condelonces to the family
Ms. Faye M. McCray
Apr 26, 2019
I have always admired Ms. Weaver as a trailblazer for my generation. I was good friends with her sister Lori and am sorry for the loss of Ms. Weaver. One of a kind!
Kathie Onderko Cox
Apr 26, 2019
I had the honor of interacting with Linda on several occasions in the 90's. I always learned something from her. May she rest in peace.
Roger Kuckenbrod
Apr 26, 2019
There is A Bright New Star In Heaven RIP Ms Linda
TJ Cordetsky (Hicks)
Apr 26, 2019
Im so sorry for the lose of this wonderful person. She gave me alot of advice over the years. Which was much appreciated. I hadnt seen her in along time. She was taken Mom down south. God bless you Linda. May you rest in peace.
Patty Stoughton
Apr 26, 2019
May you find comfort in these words found in God’s Word “ he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning , nor outcry nor pain be anymore, the former things have passed away.
Frederick J. Urbasik
Apr 26, 2019
Linda was "The girl next door" We grew up together on Hill Pl. in the Boro. Linda was great at baseball, very competitive. Family moved to Napoleon St. we lost contact. Always so proud of her many challenging accomplishments. No more pain, rest in peace Lin.
Roselyn Brandon
Apr 26, 2019
Condolences to the family of Linda Weaver.
robin rodgers
Apr 26, 2019
wonderful woman....prayers sent!
Jill Haney Fitzpatrick
Apr 26, 2019
With sorrow I say Goodbye to an amazing, kind and gracious lady. Until we meet again Linda. Love Jill
Christy Dowdell (toms daughter)
Apr 25, 2019
I’m so sorry. I have missed seeing all of you since I left the restaurant. My deepest sympathies
Karen Webb Gorman
Apr 25, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Linda at the City of Johnstown in the 70s what a kind and caring person. ALWAYS had a BIG ❤️. RIP Linda. Thoughts and prayers her family. 🙏❤️
Chrissy Clark
Apr 25, 2019
Such a sweet, beautiful, kind, caring woman. I had the pleasure of meeting her and she was truly amazing and an inspiration. RIP.
Donna Herndon
Apr 25, 2019
It is difficult to put in words how many memories I have of Linda all I can say is she was and always will be one of my best friends we spent years at the city working together at times especially doing the flood of 1977 was Petrore, Vitko, Mat, patroling in the evening . She will truly be missed by all who knew her. Thank You, Linda, for being my friend.Thank you for the service you gave wholeheartedly to the City of Johnstown. Rest in Peace.
E.Merced & Fam.
Apr 25, 2019
Becky &Fam;. Our deepest condolences. Very special woman. Ms. Linda GOD'S Speed.
Benny BRITT & Families send our Deepest/ Sympathy & Condolence @ this time.
Apr 25, 2019
Linda, was a Great Friend. She told what to stay away from while on CITY~Council. Moreover she knew all the tricks to the trade . She said those ppl. Are Clever on that Council body! Of which, I found was the greatest advice she could’ve gave me . All in all she was one of the Best Chiefs of Our Great City. Back on n her ERA though she HAD GREAT POLICEMEN & Policewoman as well. These were officers who she expect there best from . She was a Living EXAMPLE OF THE STUFF THAT legends are made of....., God Please, grant her sole : a Special Place. ***A Woman WITH A BIG ❤️ SUPER BIG Heart & always looking out for her fellow man or Women! Rest in ☮️
George Arcurio III
Apr 25, 2019
I knew Linda since the 70's. She was an amazing person. It was an honor & a pleasure to work on her campaign back in the day. But what stands out most in my mind is when my Dad put Linda in charge of the AAABA Queens. She protected every girl as if they were her own daughters. We NEVER worried about the girls because Linda took care of them.
Troy Henderson
Apr 25, 2019